Well, when you power your movie to a $70 million opening weekend by lopping off heads and impaling your opposition, chances are the big wigs are gonna take notice.
Gerard Butler for Escape from New York
Gerard Butler (aka: the biggest guy you have ever seen) is in the works to star in the remake of Escape from New York. I guess Kurt Russell didn’t escape well enough. Ken Nolan, who wrote Black Hawk Down, will be penning this remake.
In case you don’t know the story, it’s quite simple. Butler would play Snake Plissken who is a one eyed insane convict who has to rescue the president from the most heavily fortified prison ever created. Figure if Butler could take on 2 million Persians, this should be a piece of cake.